History was quite a challenge like I had expected. Being in a college level class taught me how to manage my time wisely. At first it was hard because I was so used to having a limited quantity of homework, that when my AP teacher gave us our six page assignment I was flabbergasted. Though the paper was due within three days I still felt like I was struggling.After completing the assignment I knew I conquered the Challenging assignment. Besides taking an AP Course in school I took a Political Science course at Hunter College.
Like most high school seniors, I felt I knew everything I needed to pass by life. The thought of college very rarely crossed my mind so after high school all I was thinking of was all I need to do now is find a job. I quickly found out finding a job isn’t as easy as everyone who tells you. When I did think of college, I kept telling myself “I think I should take a few years off from school to find work.” Boy was that the worse idea I ever had, and now I wish I could take it all back. Unlike most high school students I didn’t attend a normal class, I felt the teacher was going too slowly at times and there was never any stress from other Students.
Senior Salute I always knew I wanted to go to college, but sometimes along the way I lost faith in myself and thought I wouldn’t be able to, however. When I was in 8th grade I joined a program called “ConnCAP” which stands for Connecticut Collegiate Awareness and Preparation Program. I never really noticed how much this program has helped and prepared me for the future. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school that I realized what an extraordinary influence this program has had on me and my life. Since eighth grade I never really took anything the ConnCAP staff said to me seriously; it took me seventeen years to actually understand and realize how important college is and how important having a good education is.
Joshua was a natural born genius. All his life schools have pushed him ahead in classes, instead of letting him stay with students his own age. This caused him to not have as many friends as he should have. While I was down in Alabama he became one of my closest friends. He really is fun, energetic, and has a great sense of humor.
That first semester was an emotional roller-coaster. I questioned myself if I was truly cut out for college and if I had the ability to cope with my everyday life and college all at the same time. Shortly after deciding to keep my jammed packed schedule, I began falling behind on my everyday responsibilities; such as, unable to finish my chores and not having time to be present at family gatherings. Though, what other choice did I have without causing my grades to drop? Should I be more concerned about my everyday life or college?
I was lacking some requirements, but I went ahead and applied for both positions. Having muddle up emotions about this decision, it took me six months to decide that I had no other choice, but to return to school. Therefore, on January 31, 2012, I returned to school to attain my Bachelor’s Degree. With all the unknowns placed in my life, I told myself I must move forward, and look at it in a positive way. When I started classes, memories started to surfaces from the past.
After that, she felt like a big failure; moreover, she quitted trying so hard and stopped taking English seriously, but her biggest worry was that she never knew why she didn’t pass that test. The story of Shannon Nichols deeply amazed me and I really enjoyed it and loved it because of the simple and unique reason that I also experienced the same kind of feelings when I took a similar test six years ago and I was trying to get in one the best universities in my country, so I know how Shannon felt after failing the test that was very important for her. I need to mention that in Peru is a little bit different from America; students graduate from high school and after they prepare themselves, they have to take a test that decides whether or not one is ready for the university. The test is called “Admission Exam”, and every single student needs to pass it before getting cleared to attend classes at the university. It took me twice to pass that test and just like Shannon, I got completely disappointed after failing the first time because I was always a good student and I knew I had prepared myself well enough to pass the test in the first time, but that was not the case and I did not pass the test until my second attempt.
This is what makes me confident in myself that college will not test my skills, but rather help them shine. I had faced pressure before the start of my junior year in high school. My friends, family and teachers all told me about how hard and important this year was going to be and also that this was the year I had to prepare for the SATs. The
The one place where you are independent and working towards a degree to qualify for better employment. But I always wonder if my academic struggles can come back to haunt me. During my senior year in high school, I was not able to take a math class because I already had enough math credits to graduate. So throughout the year, my math skills were becoming more vague than crystal clear. On the CUNY Math Assessment Test, my results came and they were horrible.
Sometimes, I used to cry after coming back home from school because I did not know what the homework meant. My teachers would try to explain it to me, but it never worked because they were explaining it in English. Although, I was the best math student in my class, I would stand in the border of passing and failing for the word problems would take me down. In addition to my problems in school, when I came to US with my family in 2008, they city was firing workers exceedingly. The biggest unemployment rate was probably